Annandale Hosts Luncheon to Celebrate Veteran Students

Annandale Celebrates Veteran Students

During the week of November 6, the Annandale Campus recognized students who have served in the military by conducting daily giveaways throughout the week. Each day, the Veteran’s Affairs Office recognized a different branch of the military with a cake and on Thursday, November 9, the Campus showed their appreciation for veterans’ service by hosting a luncheon. Veterans and Military Program Advisor LaChante Thomas and … Continue reading Annandale Celebrates Veteran Students

President’s Sabbatical Award

The Personnel Services Committee (PSC) invites full-time faculty to apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The award is designed to foster creative energy by providing faculty with a one-semester sabbatical leave with full pay. Each academic year, a maximum of three faculty members, one of whom can be on a 12-month contract, can receive the award. Award proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and specify … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

Gulshan's Classes Celebrate National Writing Day

Gulshan’s English Classes Celebrated National Writing Day

Dr. Rima Gulshan’s classes (ENG 112 and ENG 111) celebrated National Writing Day on October 19. The event is geared toward student success and reinforces the importance of writing in the world today in the face of technological advances where writing is often undermined. Students enjoyed participating in this event and were happy to carry the message of the importance of writing to their peers. … Continue reading Gulshan’s English Classes Celebrated National Writing Day

President’s Sabbatical Award

The Personnel Services Committee (PSC) invites full-time faculty to apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The award is designed to foster creative energy by providing faculty with a one-semester sabbatical leave with full pay. Each academic year, a maximum of three faculty members, one of whom can be on a 12-month contract, can receive the award. Award proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and specify … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

Campus Recreation and Wellness Engages Students

Campus Recreation and Wellness Engages Students

NOVA Campus Recreation and Wellness is all about engaging with students on multiple levels delivering a product to enhance their overall wellness. The many different activities implemented by the recreation and wellness department across all NOVA campuses are to not only enrich NOVA students’ social skills and physical activity but to also give them a sense of purpose on campus outside of academics. The Campus … Continue reading Campus Recreation and Wellness Engages Students

NOVA Faculty and Students Participate in International Coastal Cleanup

On October 7, Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton, biology professor at Annandale, and her students got dirty and wet to clean up Accotink Creek. The stream cleanup was sponsored by the Friends of Accotink Creek as part of the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup. Students from Bushaw-Newton’s BIO 102 course walked the stream and collected eight bags of trash filled with plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags as well … Continue reading NOVA Faculty and Students Participate in International Coastal Cleanup

NOVA Professor Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture

NOVA Professor Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture

The annual Annandale Campus Lyceum Series Constitution Day Lecture was presented on September 20 in the Ernst Center Forum by one of NOVA’s own Dr. Nathaniel Green, associate professor of history. Green spoke about “Fake News and the Origins of the Electoral College.” Fake news is not only a topical issue today. Green said that it was a big issue during the deliberations of the … Continue reading NOVA Professor Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture

Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

Dr. Matthew S. Leslie, the G. Wayne Clough Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation Genomics, was invited by the Science Seminar Committee of the Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) Division and the Lyceum Committee of the Annandale Campus to present at a Science Seminar on September 29. With the title “Integrating … Continue reading Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

NOVA: A Place for Opportunities

Work experience is valued at a premium by hiring managers and can mean the difference between being rejected and getting that follow-up interview. Job markets are at their most competitive and students can use all the help they can get. To this end, NOVA has partnered with the Davis Career Center in an effort to provide real-world occupational experience and training to the next generation … Continue reading NOVA: A Place for Opportunities

Faculty and Staff Participate in Celebrate Fairfax

Now that autumn is upon us, faculty and staff members from the Annandale Campus look back fondly to warmer weather when they staffed a booth at the annual Celebrate Fairfax festival, held June 6 to 9 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. “It was a very nice experience to work with my NOVA colleagues,” said Dr. Rima Gulshan, English professor, “and a … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Participate in Celebrate Fairfax

Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

During the Annandale Campus 50th anniversary Heritage Celebration on September 22, President Scott Ralls led the dedication of interpretative signage on the historic site on campus where the original Pruitt family farmhouse stood when the property was purchased by the Commonwealth in 1966. The Heritage Celebration concluded with a special Legacy Lecture that featured two of NOVA’s longest serving faculty members, Floyd Schwartz, Annandale information … Continue reading Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

Annandale Celebrates 50 Years With Heritage Celebration

Annandale Celebrates 50 Years With Heritage Celebration

NOVA’s Annandale Campus celebrated 50 years with a Heritage Celebration on September 22. NOVA faculty, staff, students, community members and a number of elected officials attended the event to recognize the anniversary as NOVA President Scott Ralls dedicated an interpretive sign at the historic site on campus where the original farmhouse once stood. “Today is an important celebration of a unique accomplishment for education in … Continue reading Annandale Celebrates 50 Years With Heritage Celebration

Annandale to Host Heritage Celebration to Recognize Campus’ 50th

Annandale to Host Heritage Celebration to Recognize Campus’ 50th

NOVA’s Annandale Campus will host a Heritage Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 22 to celebrate 50 years of the Campus. NOVA President Scott Ralls will dedicate a sign at the historic site on campus where the original farmhouse once stood. The property was sold to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Annandale Campus by the Pruitt family. The original 76.88-acre parcel was purchased for … Continue reading Annandale to Host Heritage Celebration to Recognize Campus’ 50th

IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced 49 grants to institutions totaling $10,216,923. The awards are made through the FY 2017 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. NOVA’s Annandale Campus, six partner community colleges and the not-for-profit research service Ithaka S+R were awarded one of those grants totaling $449,388 to … Continue reading IMLS Awards Annandale $449K to Improve Library Services for Students

“Holy Smoker” Visits Annandale’s Culinary Program

On September 6, Father Chris Pollard, aka the Holy Smoker, visited NOVA’s Culinary Program at the Annandale Campus to enlighten students about smoking meats. At the request of Chef Mike Herbert, he presented to both the afternoon and evening classes. Pollard began smoking meats over eight years ago and has mastered the art of infusing this delectable flavor into a variety of foods. He often … Continue reading “Holy Smoker” Visits Annandale’s Culinary Program

Annandale Campus Holds Successful Accounting Symposium

Annandale Campus Holds Successful Accounting Symposium

Before the end of spring semester, the first 2017 NOVA Accounting Symposium was held on the Annandale Campus on April 28. Led by Thomas Marsh, assistant dean of the business and public services division and associate professor of accounting, and sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the mid-day event was held in the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building. “It was … Continue reading Annandale Campus Holds Successful Accounting Symposium

Annandale Opens Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Annandale Opens Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

The Annandale Campus hosted a ribbon cutting and celebration ceremony for the official opening of Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory in the CS Building. Anatomy and Physiology Assistant Dean Cindy Miller explained that the Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) Division – under the leadership of Dr. Abe Eftekhari (formerly the MSE dean, who is currently on sabbatical) and with the constant support of MSE Acting … Continue reading Annandale Opens Digital Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Annandale Hosts Annual Green Festival

Annandale Hosts Annual Green Festival

More than 300 students and community members registered to participate in the 2017 Green Festival on April 25 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. The festival included panel discussions, an information fair, a screening of the film “A Plastic Ocean,” giveaways, a raffle for a kayak and a keynote address from National Geographic’s Sandra Postel. The Green Festival takes … Continue reading Annandale Hosts Annual Green Festival

School Supply Drive at Annandale

School Supply Drive at Annandale

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year, the Counseling staff at the Annandale Campus decided to give back and volunteer within the local community. As a result, a partnership was developed with Annandale Terrace Elementary School, a Title 1 school located only minutes from campus. During the fall semester, eight counselors visited Annandale Terrace and conducted career exploration lessons in different kindergarten classes. Each lesson … Continue reading School Supply Drive at Annandale

Annandale Campus Acknowledges Student Accomplishments

Annandale Campus Acknowledges Student Accomplishments

During its 2017 Student Achievement Awards Ceremony, NOVA’s Annandale Campus acknowledged 50 students for their accomplishments and for receiving prestigious scholarships to continue on their educational journeys. The ceremony was hosted at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. Annandale Campus Provost Pam Hilbert opened the ceremony by congratulating the students and thanking everyone who supports them including family, friends, faculty … Continue reading Annandale Campus Acknowledges Student Accomplishments

Liberal Arts Week at the Annandale Campus

On April 17, the Annandale Campus kicked off Liberal Arts Week, showcasing the liberal arts degree, disciplines and classes. There were a variety of events, including a major fair, where students were able to meet liberal arts faculty, get advising help and learn about disciplines within liberal arts. Students were very actively involved in the week. The History Club participated in the major fair by … Continue reading Liberal Arts Week at the Annandale Campus

Lyceum Presents “On Being a Peace Maker” by Colman McCarthy

On March 23, the Annandale Campus Lyceum Committee welcomed Colman McCarthy. McCarthy’s presentation was titled “On Being a Peace Maker.” He is an award-winning peace activist, pacifist, animal rights activist, teacher of courses on nonviolence and the literature of peace. He is a former columnist for The Washington Post who has written seven books on peace and pacifism. Some of McCarthy’s titles include: “Strength Through … Continue reading Lyceum Presents “On Being a Peace Maker” by Colman McCarthy

Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

On April 7, 40 NOVA students from all campuses demonstrated a great love for mathematics during the fifth Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at the Annandale Campus. Provost Pam Hilbert was this year’s guest of honor and gave the opening remarks and encouraged the contestants to do their best. Math Assistant Professor Kumnit Nong started the Math Competition five years ago in an effort to showcase … Continue reading Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

You are invited to NOVA’s Annual Green Festival on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CE Building at the Annandale Campus. NOVA’s Annual Green Festival increases community awareness of regional, national and global environmental issues and provides information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment. This year’s topic is “We Are All Downstream”. The program will focus on … Continue reading NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

Leave Sharing Request

Patricia Rucker (AN) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155 or email at amori@nvcc.edu. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request